DUI Driver Arrested Following Pursuit and Crash

Case# 22-002179


In the early morning hours of Sunday April 10th, 2022, Chico Police Officers were in the 2500 block of Cohasset Rd., looking for a reported drunk driver that had just left the parking lot of a local bar.

Officers spotted the vehicle as it headed northbound on Cohasset Rd. An Officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle as the driver began driving erratically, doing a sweeping U-turn before heading southbound on Cohasset Rd., then quickly darting to a side street. Officers located the vehicle as it emerged from Drake Way at which point, they attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver failed to stop for pursuing Officers and attempted to get away by again driving onto a side street. The driver was unable to navigate the turns on Cameo Dr. and collided with several parked cars, eventually coming to a stop. The driver stumbled out of the vehicle and attempted to walk away. He was quickly apprehended. A subsequent investigation resulted in the driver being arrested for DUI, evading a peace officer and violation of probation terms.

The male was identified as 22-year-old, Tony Alvarado Tafoya (Chico, Ca).

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Location: Cameo Dr. at Cohasset Rd., Chico, Ca

Victim: Public Suspect: Tony Alvarado Tafoya (22 yrs., Chico, Ca).

Supervisor: Sgt. Mike Williams

Lieutenant: Lt. Omar Peña

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